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by 75 · April 11, 2014 at 1:10 AM

I have a question about the process of eliminating foods from the diet and the symptoms caused by this. I'm not strictly talking about the change from a non-paleo to a paleo diet, but more generally, such as removing any combination of gluten,... (more)

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paleot 0 · April 11, 2014 at 12:16 AM

I hear a lot of the nonsense talk when you mention "toxins." Going into the Paleo diet, I had a viral (highest count the doctor had seen) + bacterial (mrsa + staph) + fungal infection going on for a few months that almost killed me. I'm... (more)

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by 568 · September 11, 2013 at 11:21 PM

I've been making a lot of smoothies lately and just got a high-powered VitaMix blender known to be able to completely pulverize the seeds and skins in common fruits and veggies. Now good old Ray Peat has me worried again. I'm not about to... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · September 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Berry seeds are fairly difficult to grind, even with a primitive mortar and pestle, but I'm unsure how harmful the toxins would be. Generally, the indigenous peoples of North America ate a very widely varied diet (150+ varieties of... (more)

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by 45 · August 16, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Hi Guys, I wanted to know if there is ANY chance of beta-carotene from plant sources? I eat about 2 sweet potatoes, plus carrots per day. Everything I've seen on this seems to say there's no problem with this as any excess beta-carotene is... (more)

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PaleoGod 0 · August 16, 2013 at 3:28 PM

I wouldn't worry about it too much humans can't convert all of the beta carotene they absorb into vitamin A. I believe that less than 10 percent is converted correct me if I am wrong.

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by 182 · August 17, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Now that I have your attention. This lady seems to have an awful lot to say about this, and not good things either. It's a bit of a twist on the 'dark chocolate is healthy'... (more)

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Johnny_5 0 · August 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Look at the comments after the article. A lot of people seem to be having serious problems with it. One guy was struggling to breath and spasming. Maybe they're allergic, or maybe there's a common food intolerance. It may be like dairy in that its... (more)

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by 98 · August 17, 2013 at 1:30 AM

It is already known that nightshades contain potent toxins such as glycoalkaloids (solanine, capsaicin, etc.). However, these toxins for most people are relatively benign, and with proper preparation, can be part of a healthy Paleo diet when... (more)

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CD 0 · August 17, 2013 at 1:30 AM

The VAST majority of green peppers you get in the store are Permagreen Peppers. This is a specific species of sweet pepper that was cultivated to stay green. These peppers have reached full maturity and are not "unripe red ones". You can tell... (more)

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by 228 · August 25, 2013 at 6:22 PM

I made a smoothie and I was going to put vannila extract in but I accidentally put in almond extract made with bitter almond oil, I realized it was almond extract and got most of it out with a spoon before I blended it but there was still a bit in... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 28, 2013 at 4:39 PM

You should probably not take the advice of random internet strangers on this one. Either search google for a reliable source or call poison control. And I'd suggest being conservative here. That is, if some reasonable sounding sources say it's... (more)

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by 161 · March 21, 2014 at 4:40 AM

I have been trying to shed some pounds of fat, switched up my diet to a more VLC type diet. Anyways cycling performance and hockey performance and sleep has all been great. I got up today, had a bit of green tea and when I tried to do my... (more)

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Drael 0 · March 21, 2014 at 4:39 AM

Working out, especially high intensity, pushes your circulatory system. Its quite common to feel feint on over exertion. Have more cool down next time. But see a doctor to check blood pressure etc just in case.

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by 383 · May 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

So I've been doing more research recently into Lentils and Quinoa for two reasons: I am trying to live a more financially ethical lifestyle and have been trying to spend no more than $30/week on food for myself. I like the taste of them. I... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Have a look through the citations list for the PHD food toxins chapters... Perfect health Diet. Notes to the Book. Food Toxins: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/notes/#Ch18 (more)

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by 0 · April 18, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this. Like a lot of people before paleo I had a bunch of problems like fatigue and muscle pains. After going paleo most things have improved but I keep getting cramps and spasms in the same small... (more)

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by 905 · June 25, 2013 at 2:03 AM

I live in the U.K, i have been filtering our water for about a year & it does taste a lot better, if i have tap water i can taste & smell Chlorine in it. We are a big family of eight & its a bit of a pain in the ass filtering if i'm... (more)

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Ryanyum 0 · June 25, 2013 at 2:03 AM

heard berkey filters were the best

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by 2909 · March 20, 2013 at 1:29 PM

My favorite show on TV right now is called My Strange Addiction. Screwed up people on the show eat all manners of stuff that nobody should eat like: nail polish, deodorant and plastic cocktail swords. One would think that eating a stick of... (more)

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by 70 · February 20, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Question - has anyone ever used the filter pitchers made by Clearly Filtered? http://www.clearlyfiltered.com According to their site, the $45 pitcher can remove 90% of fluoride and other toxins for up to 200 gal. I emailed them and they would not... (more)

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by 788 · February 03, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Keep in mind that this question is going off the assumption that PUFA is something to limit. Perfect Health Diet and Ray Peat wrote about this I believe. So, is PUFA the only bad thing about chicken? Assuming this is true then chicken breasts and... (more)

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jake_16 0 · February 03, 2013 at 2:22 AM

nutritionally, i don't think there's a problem beyond PUFA. if you're concerned about toxins in the fat, chicken breast would be a fine option to pair with additional carbs or better sources of fat.

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by 905 · January 09, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Hey all, im looking at buying some stainless steel tiffin lunch boxes for my children rather than the toxic crap that they have used in the past. I have seen a lot of info from sellers regarding the quality of their steel,(non leaching/nickel... (more)

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barefooter 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I'm not sure about the quality of the steel, but we've been using PlanetBox and we love it! Easy to clean, easy to pack, big enough for kids' lunches, light weight and cool looking :) Check out their website for "quality" information.

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by 571 · January 02, 2013 at 7:30 PM

I'm having trouble understanding why everyone is pretty cool with eating fish. I dislike any type of fish/seafood, so regardless, I won't be eating it, but I'm very curious. Is mercury really not an issue? What about all the other toxic chemicals... (more)

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Hg_Guy 0 · January 02, 2013 at 7:18 PM

All fish contain mercury, but not all contain high levels of mercury. There is huge variation among fish species, and even within the same species depending on size / age of fish and where it was caught. U.S. FDA average values for the... (more)

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by 2316 · November 30, 2012 at 2:10 AM

my roomate has the place lit up right now...I feel like i'm slowly suffocating in a box of Fruit Loops.

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Dan_29 0 · November 29, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Depends... how do you feel after consuming them?

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by 10 · November 05, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I have the opportunity to make a presentation for my college class on toxicity. Most likely none of the student know what true health is. I am going to talk to them about toxic house hold products, personal care products, water, medication, food... (more)

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thhq 0 · November 05, 2012 at 7:29 PM

My biggest motivator was changing jobs and moving out of the city into the country. It wasn't intentional. But now I have plenty of fresh air, less stinking bus and car exhaust, easy access to locally grown fresh foods and less stress. Boredom is... (more)

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by 15380 · October 29, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I made chicken broth with the whole chicken and when I was eating the broth I felt it tasted very strange. I stopped eating it, but I had some meat and at least a half a cup of broth. When I started to separate the bones in the pot, I found some... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · October 29, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I don't wanna scare you, but I would seriously consider taking a liver detox supplement (L Cysteine+Milk Thistle preferably.) I saw this show called My Strange Addiction and the people on this show are 10 kinds of screwed up and they... (more)

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by 77338 · October 14, 2012 at 7:10 AM

I know that the site and the article hosted there may not look very serious, but let's just omit the form and get straight to the subject: http://www.biblelife.org/carbs.htm What do you think? I'm asking community because I would like to translate... (more)

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yemel 0 · October 14, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Carbs from grains, refined sugars and legumes are EVIL. Carbs from yams, sweet potatoes, white potatoes (russet), pumpkin, squash, beets and carrots are fine. The source of carbs is what matter the most.

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by 270 · October 12, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I started doing Paleo in order to increase my energy and to prevent my PCOS from turning into diabetes, not to lose weight. But I've noticed that a lot of folks around here lose weight without trying to. I'm worried that if I lose weight, toxins... (more)

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miked_2 0 · October 12, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I don't see a problem with losing a bit of weight. The "toxins-in-the-fat" thing is pretty rare. Most people lose weight with no issues and they're the silent ones on the forums. It's the people who try a paleo-style diet and start to lose... (more)

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by 158 · October 12, 2012 at 6:56 AM

I am trying out a modified "Bulletproof Executive" style Intermittent Fast using coffee and coconut oil (about 3 to 4 cups of coffee with 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day until 2pm) followed by a paleo friendly meal around 6pm. I have also... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM

That's likely your gall bladder trying to release bile that it no longer has, or if you've had it removed, the remnant muscle trying to deal with the fat. I hope that by 3-4 cups a day you mean of bulletproof coffee and not coconut oil.... (more)

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by 224 · December 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

My diet currently consists of mainly eggs, meat, and fish for protein and fat... carbs from sweet potato, pumpkin, and squashes... I also drink bone broth everyday. Although this diet gives me incredible energy, I have had problems with... (more)

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primalpat 0 · November 17, 2012 at 8:35 PM

It sounds like your body is adapting to what you're eating. Sweet potatoes, and other starches actually help with constipation, as they are packed with soluble fibre; leafy greens, spinach, broccoli etc all contain insoluble fibre, which is hell... (more)

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by 47 · May 11, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Which one is better in terms of omega 3, toxins, nutrients, price? Wild Alaskan Keta salmon canned with bpa or wild Alaskan Pollock preserved with salt

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Pecan 0 · March 02, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Pollock and white fish in general are low in fat and omega-3. The canned salmon would be higher in omega-3. However both contain unique nutrients. I would go for the pollock personally, just 'cause I like fresh fish and (like the other person... (more)

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by 4176 · September 18, 2012 at 4:23 AM

With all the media hype around red meat causing cancer is it fair to assume that the levels of toxins in fish are exaggerated also? I'm trying to get some alternatives to all the meat and eggs I'm eating and I do like fish but somewhere in the... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · August 12, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Dont forget fish offal eather. Mainly roe and heads. I ate wild salmon heads for a month, since sometimes i can get them free, atmax they cost me one euro per head. One big salmon head takes even the worst hunger away. Its also very low reward... (more)

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by 2316 · August 08, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I work at Wendy's when I come home from college...The more I work the more I freak out about smoke. It's hot, thick, and greasy and I can never take deep breaths because the air is too nasty...probably filled with shitty canola oil, food... (more)

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Alvaro 0 · August 08, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I could tell you to quit your job, but i know it's easier said than done nowadays. I would recommend you buying a face mask to get rid of the fumes, don't risk it, it's inexpensive and they work.